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Pumpkin Prayer

Posted by on 26 October 2011

Halloween can present may problems and issues for many Christians.  Every year, there is the debate on whether to celebrate it or not.  For me, I like to teach my religion class to find the good points to it.  Halloween only needs to be as scary and “demonic” as people want it to be. 

Liz Curtis Higgs has a great book called The Pumpkin Patch Parable.  You can read about it by clicking the book cover below.

I used the basis of this book to create the craft that we did in religion class tonight.  The kids all colored in their pumpkin patches and the pattern pieces.  Then, they cut out all the pattern pieces.  As we read the poem together, the kids assembled their pumpkin patches.

Here’s a thumbnail view of what’s included in this craft project…..

My class had so much fun with this!!  This was a fairly simple craft for us to do with restricted time.  They love the coloring (we used markers).  And, they enjoy anything they get to cut and glue!!  They were all showing their parents as they got picked up, so I know it was a success for my little ones.

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So, Shine with the light of Jesus and enjoy the project….and Halloween!!  I always appreciate any comments or suggestions that you leave. It helps me to know that what I created is used or what I do is like or not liked. Also, please click the button below to vote for my blog….thanks!!

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9 Responses to Pumpkin Prayer

  1. CreativeBusyHand

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 27, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. juanaita

    wonderful!!! thank you for sharing your ideas!!!! I really appreciate all that you do!!!

  3. Carol

    Not trying to find fault, but the author’s name is Liz Curtis Higgs ~

    • Elaine

      Well thank you so much for finding that mistake. We all do make errors from time to time and sometimes I get so excited when I’m posting that I miss the simple things like that. I’ll be sure to correct it!!

  4. Angoloz(z)unk!illa

    I just found this activity and would love to do it with my Sunday school kids.Could I translate it? I would need a blank version…

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